Professor

Prof. hyotcherl ihee

E-mail : hyotcherl.ihee@kaist.ac.kr

Address

Dept. Chemistry, KAIST

291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 34141, Republic of Korea

Tel : +82-42-350-2844

Fax : +82-42-350-2810

Professor Hyotcherl Ihee has been widely recognized as a distinguished scientist and a prominent leader in the field of time-resolved X-ray solution scattering and time-resolved optical spectroscopy. His research is focused on understanding the structural dynamics of a wide range of molecules covering small molecules to proteins using time-resolved X-ray liquidography (or solution scattering), time-resolved X-ray crystallography and time-resolved optical spectroscopy. In particular, he has made significant contributions to the establishment of time-resolved X-ray liquidography, which is a state-of-the-art method for visualizing the three-dimensional molecular structures of the reaction intermediates in the liquid and solution phases. Using the technique, he has elucidated the structural dynamics and mechanisms of various haloalkanes, photocatalysts, and proteins. Also, Professor Ihee has revealed the relationships of catalyst-substrate association for diverse metathesis Mo and Ru catalysts using time-dependent fluorescence quenching spectroscopy.

Professor Ihee is a recipient of Kyung-Am Academic Award (2016), Myung Soo Kim Academic Excellence Award (2015), Morino lectureship award (2011), and Young Scientist Award (2006). He is currently on Editorial Advisory Board of Acc. Chem. Res., Int. J. Mol. Sci. and Struct. Dyn., and served as an editorial board member of the ChemPhysChem from 2011 to 2014.

Education

2001 Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (Graduate Advisor: Professor Ahmed H. Zewail, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1999)

1994 B.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)


Experience

2009-present Professor, Department of Chemistry, KAIST

2006-2009 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, KAIST

2003-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, KAIST

2021-present Director, Center for Advanced Reaction Dynamics (Institute for Basic Science)

2015-2021 Associate Director, Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions (Institute for Basic Science)

2012-2015 Group Leader, Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions (Institute for Basic Science)

2007-2012 Director, Center for Time-Resolved Diffraction (National Creative Research Initiatives by MOST/KOSEF)

2002-2003 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Chicago) (Advisor: Prof. Keith Moffat)

2001 Postdoctoral Fellow (California Institute of Technology)

Awards and Honors

2020 심계과학상 (한국방사광이용자협회)

2020 한만정 학술상 (대한화학회)

2018 KAIST Teaching Excellence Award (우수강의상)

2016 Kyung-Am Academic Award (경암학술상)

2016 KAIST Teaching Excellence Award (우수강의상)

2016 KAISTian of the year 2015 (올해의 카이스트인상)

2015 Myung Soo Kim Academic Excellence Award (김명수 학술상) by Korean Chemical Society (대한화학회)

2014 KAIST 10 Best Research Achievements in 2013 (KAIST 2013 대표연구성과10선)

2013 Dong-A Ilbo 100 people (동아일보 10년 뒤 한국을 빛낼 100인 선정) (Hall of Fame 명예의 전당 3회 선정)

2011 Morino Lectureship Award

2011 Dong-A Ilbo 100 people (동아일보 10년 뒤 한국을 빛낼 100인 선정)

2010 Dong-A Ilbo 100 people (동아일보 10년 뒤 한국을 빛낼 100인 선정)

2010 KAIST Teaching Excellence Award (우수강의상)

2009 KAIST Teaching Excellence Award

2009 Lectureship Award from Chemical Society of Japan

2009 2009년 교육과학기술부 대표우수연구성과 인증패 (60 선 선정)

2009 2009년 국가개발 우수성과패 (100 선 선정)

2008 Best Oral Paper at 10th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences

2008 KAIST Teaching Excellence Award (우수강의상)

2006 KAIST Academic Excellence Award (카이스트 학술상)

2006 16th KOFST Best Paper Award

2006 10th Young Scientist Award 젊은과학자상 (MOST / KIAS)

2006 Best Lecturer Award (KAIST Chemistry Department)

2002-2003 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow

1994 Graduated with highest honors from KAIST


Editorial Advisory Board & Chairs & Organizers & Sponsors

2020-present Editorial Advisory Board Member of Struct. Dyn.

2018-present Associate Editor of Int. J. Mol. Sci.

2016-present Editorial Advisory Board Member of Acc. Chem. Res.

2011-2014 Editorial Advisory Board Member of ChemPhysChem

2008-2011 LCLS User Organization Executive Committee Member (3-year term)

2009 Coordinator of Korean side for 13th East Asian Workshop on Chemical Reactions

2009 Local Organizing Committee Member of 2nd Asian Spectroscopy Conference

2009 Sponsor of 2nd Asian Spectroscopy Conference

2009 Organizer of International Symposium on Molecular Biophysics and Interfaces

2009 Session chair of International Symposium on Molecular Biophysics and Interfaces

2008 Co-chair at KIOST International Workshop 2008, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea

2008 Organizer of 2008 Asian-core Symposium, Daejeon, Korea

2007 Sponsor at 2007 Korea-Japan Symposium on Frontier Photoscience, Daegu, Korea

2007 Organizing committee at the 12th Korea-Japan Joint Symposium on Frontiers of Molecular Science, Jeju, Korea

2006 Co-chair at a symposium at SRI (Synchrotron Radiation Instruments), Daegu, Korea